“If you were looking for a bunch of partisan rhetoric, I’m probably not your guy.”
“If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things.”
“We have to get to the point where we can have a conversation about big important issues that matter to the American people without vitriol, without name calling, without the assumptions of the worst in other people’s motives.”
So sayeth the 44th president of the United States, none of which quite helps to explain why — even as we wend our way into the final days before the November 6th election — we’re still being treated to a steady stream of war-on-women nonsense, class-warmongering, and other small potatoes. As a new RNC web ad points out, it’s almost like Team Obama doesn’t have any big ideas on which to run.
Nor do any of his above statements seem to align with the lack of class in this little exchange, via Politico:
Rolling Stone cover, “Obama and the Road Ahead: The Rolling Stone Interview,” by Douglas Brinkley: “We arrived at the Oval Office for our 45-minute interview … on the morning of October 11th. … As we left the Oval Office, executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … ‘You know, kids have good instincts,’ Obama offered. ‘They look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can tell.”’”
…How lovely. Obama has lately been making the same point (albeit, in more genteel terms) while out on the campaign trail, extolling the supposed lack of flip-flops and self-contradictions in his political past because “trust matters” and Mitt Romney doesn’t have more credibility on that front because he’s constantly lying through his teeth, or something. If we could all just forget that Obama’s proposed tax hikes on the wealthy won’t even come close to covering the spending he’d like to do; that ObamaCare does impose both explicit and implicit taxes on the middle class; that Obama himself is constantly distorting Romney’s positions; I could go on and on.
This president just keeps on shrinking.